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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 22:41
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By sparhawk
I was thinking about this argument. While it...

I was thinking about this argument. While it certainly has some truth to it, as I also couldn't have afforded to buy all the games I got, I wonder how much difference it really had made.
Considering...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 May 2021, 11:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By sparhawk
I guess I was always a Commodore fanboy, so I...

I guess I was always a Commodore fanboy, so I might have been biased. :)


When I had the C64, I had a friend who had an XL800 and I didn't really like it. Keyboard, colors, sound, etc. I always...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 April 2021, 07:31
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By sparhawk
I can easily understand the argument from a...

I can easily understand the argument from a developers point of view maximizing their profit. Even though it seems a better approach to make the betetr game first and then downgrade, instead of the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 April 2021, 14:53
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By sparhawk
Was the Atari ST to blame for badly ported games?

When I read the retro magazines, they often say that the Amiga just received the same game ported from the Atari ST, so I wondered if the Amiga was not so optimally used as the C64 because the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 April 2021, 22:25
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By sparhawk
I still have my old code around, even though in...

I still have my old code around, even though in many cases, I don't even know how I could compile them and can't be bothered to investigate. I found some old Amiga code I had written in 1986 or so. I...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 April 2021, 18:28
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By sparhawk
I hoard those downloads, because often enough...

I hoard those downloads, because often enough when I later want them, they are no longer to find.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 April 2021, 11:25
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By sparhawk
Quest for Glory was also Sierra? I loved them....

Quest for Glory was also Sierra? I loved them. Even played it on DOSBox again, because it has such a great atmosphere.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 April 2021, 21:41
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By sparhawk
I second that. :D I loved the KQ series anyway.

I second that. :D I loved the KQ series anyway.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 April 2021, 21:40
Replies: 128
Views: 23,740
Posted By sparhawk
Don't remember the game, but I remember that it...

Don't remember the game, but I remember that it had color codes in the booklet. I'm colorblind, so you can guess how happy I was with that... :o
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 April 2021, 21:35
Replies: 195
Views: 35,300
Posted By sparhawk
I never got caught, but I never did sell my...

I never got caught, but I never did sell my copies either, except in one case. It was not worth the hassle, because when I exchanged and there was a bad disc, bad luck. If I asked money for it, then...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 April 2021, 23:10
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By sparhawk
Thanks! I didn't know that this is already that...

Thanks! I didn't know that this is already that old. :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 April 2021, 19:04
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By sparhawk
Turrican on Switch

I learned that Turrican is now available on Switch and I wonder if it is worth it. Somehow I missed Turrican when it came out, but I love Metroidvania style games, and I got the impression that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 February 2021, 22:55
Replies: 21
Views: 1,723
Posted By sparhawk
In my library, I do it this way:...

In my library, I do it this way: https://github.com/skeetor/amiga-utils/blob/master/utilslib/AmigaUtils/AmigaLib/src/SystemTakeover.s (line 21)
Forum: Coders. General 09 February 2021, 18:04
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By sparhawk
Same here! I have my A1000, but it's much more...

Same here! I have my A1000, but it's much more convenient to work on my laptop where I want. :)


A great tool WinUAE! Thanks! :great
Forum: Coders. Releases 07 February 2021, 18:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By sparhawk
A new update was merged to master. Along with...

A new update was merged to master.
Along with some bugfixes in systemsave, I added new functions:

*memfill* is a replacement for memset and is up to 60% faster (depending on the blocksize) than...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2021, 15:59
Replies: 56
Views: 6,190
Posted By sparhawk
I have only purchased two items so far, and this...

I have only purchased two items so far, and this worked quite well. However I'm a bit disapointed by the site, because I thought it is for Amiga/Retro enthusiast, but I have the impression that most...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2021, 10:08
Replies: 63
Views: 4,700
Posted By sparhawk
What would be the point of a new format? Just to...

What would be the point of a new format? Just to have something new?
If you have a problem with the MOD format, because you need some feature that can't be done with MOD, then fine. You can...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2021, 10:05
Replies: 186
Views: 12,777
Posted By sparhawk
At the time I played Doom, I was already long...

At the time I played Doom, I was already long into the PC, so it didn't kill the Amiga for me. I don't even remember why I did the switch, because I really liked my Amiga, but I guess I felt it was...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 February 2021, 09:22
Replies: 46
Views: 3,963
Posted By sparhawk
I would like to update the debugger, but then I...

I would like to update the debugger, but then I also want to work on some Amiga code. :)

To much work, not enough time. :o
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 31 January 2021, 18:42
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By sparhawk
Thanks! I was a bit surprised, about that, as I...

Thanks! I was a bit surprised, about that, as I would think that the compile should select the correct calling convention for main, regardless of how it is compiled.

OK. It's not as bad as I...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 31 January 2021, 16:46
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By sparhawk
I compiled bebbos repo using regparm and I can...

I compiled bebbos repo using regparm and I can see in monam that my main expects argc and argv in d0/a0. When I put __stdargs in front of main() then it works, because the startup code uses parameter...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 31 January 2021, 12:56
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By sparhawk
Strange. My commandline looks like this. ...

Strange. My commandline looks like this.


m68k-amigaos-gcc -D AMIGA_OS --save-temps -fverbose-asm -Wall -pedantic -mcrt=nix13 -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti -std=c++11 -O2 -mregparm -fno-rtti -O3...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 31 January 2021, 12:28
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By sparhawk
I'm using -lnix13.

I'm using -lnix13.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 31 January 2021, 11:42
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By sparhawk
gcc-bebbo: argc is always 0

I was wondering if this is a bug, or am I missing some library, because when I try to parse commandline arguments, they don't exist. "argc" is always 0.


I' using gcc from bebbo:...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2021, 12:07
Replies: 60
Views: 4,601
Posted By sparhawk
That's a bit misleading. It's probably rather,...

That's a bit misleading. It's probably rather, they want you to pay for games they licensed (which is perfectly valid), but they took the easy way by providing cracked versions. It's probably more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2021, 11:45
Replies: 4,552
Views: 945,704
Posted By sparhawk
I've been playing AC: Valhall ever since...

I've been playing AC: Valhall ever since christmas. Good game IMO, even thought he Ubisoft formula is very noticable. When I started to play it, I thought it feels like "Far Cry2, but I like the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2021, 11:40
Replies: 32
Views: 2,099
Posted By sparhawk
LIKES: I love metroidvania style games. :)...

LIKES:
I love metroidvania style games. :) Platformers and arcade games.
Also still love to play Point&Click. And I also love Souls like games. In general games, where the player gets challenged...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 January 2021, 11:33
Replies: 35
Views: 4,470
Posted By sparhawk
I definitely regret selling my A1000 and assorted...

I definitely regret selling my A1000 and assorted books. I got them now again, but I should have kept my original one.
I don't even remember when or where I sold it... I needed the money to get a...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 January 2021, 11:30
Replies: 60
Views: 4,601
Posted By sparhawk
For some games, definitely. I had a collection of...

For some games, definitely. I had a collection of cracktros back then, because I liked them a lot, most often.
Removing a crack should be a no brainer in most cases.
However, personally, I like to...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 January 2021, 11:18
Replies: 96
Views: 9,363
Posted By sparhawk
I added my Amiga 1000. Only 279 A1000 so far??? ...

I added my Amiga 1000. Only 279 A1000 so far???

BTW: I love the site. This Amiga OS look&feel looks awesome. :D
Forum: Amiga scene 28 January 2021, 14:01
Replies: 88
Views: 6,408
Posted By sparhawk
Monkey Island (all of them) A faery tale ...

Monkey Island (all of them)
A faery tale
Beneath a steel sky
Loom
Defender of the crown
Forum: Amiga scene 28 January 2021, 13:17
Replies: 60
Views: 4,601
Posted By sparhawk
Do they have the rights to sell the crack? :D...

Do they have the rights to sell the crack? :D Even if they have the lizenze for the original game, this doesn't include the cracks or cracktros, right? :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 January 2021, 13:30
Replies: 89
Views: 6,181
Posted By sparhawk
The 128 would have been fine, if it came earlier....

The 128 would have been fine, if it came earlier. As it were, when I got my 128D I never really did much with it, beyond going to C64 mode. I was hoping for a bit more. The Amiga was quite different...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 January 2021, 13:28
Replies: 60
Views: 4,601
Posted By sparhawk
Does it have a cracktro? If yes, then I would...

Does it have a cracktro? If yes, then I would rather have this version, then an unmodified one. I love cracktros. :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 January 2021, 11:50
Replies: 89
Views: 6,181
Posted By sparhawk
I think I was about 17 or 18. I was an apprentice...

I think I was about 17 or 18. I was an apprentice as a seller, and when we got the new machine I was totally hooked. :) I bought the A1000 from my christmas bonus and what I got from selling my 128D.
Forum: Coders. General 18 December 2020, 15:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By sparhawk
I think that is something that I also learned...

I think that is something that I also learned quite some time ago. If you can't explain a problem properly, you don't understand it enough. And often you can already see the solution once you...
Forum: Coders. General 17 December 2020, 23:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By sparhawk
So, lets hope that I gain some insights tonight....

So, lets hope that I gain some insights tonight. :D
Forum: Amiga scene 17 December 2020, 10:52
Replies: 113
Views: 12,116
Posted By sparhawk
And on top of that, would you like to play a game...

And on top of that, would you like to play a game where you constantly have to refer to the manual? I don't.
Forum: Coders. General 16 December 2020, 18:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By sparhawk
LOL! Yeah, I also had bugfixes like this. Not so...

LOL! Yeah, I also had bugfixes like this. Not so often, but it happens. :D Only last year I was analyzing a particular nasty bug from my work, and then I suddenly woke up at 3AM and knew the...
Forum: Coders. General 16 December 2020, 16:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By sparhawk
"Brain"coding

I wonder if other people do this as well. I don't know how many bugs I found, just by being not on the computer and just thinking about my program. I usually do this, when I'm out for a walk with my...
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